Aaron Sele was fully in command, shutting down the Marlins in the Interleague series finale. Sele allowed five hits in seven innings. Richie Sexson's two-run double and Raul Ibanez's two-run single fueled a huge seventh inning for Seattle.
Josh Beckett flew through the first five innings, his only blemish an unearned run in the fourth frame. But after allowing a solo homer to lead off the sixth, the Mariners roughed up the righty by scoring six runs before he left with two outs in the seventh.
HBP: Borders (by Beckett). Pitches-strikes: Sele 77-47, Putz 11-6, Villone 12-8, Beckett 103-76, De Los Santos 16-10, Smith 16-11. Ground outs-fly outs: Sele 12-8, Putz 2-1, Villone 0-1, Beckett 6-7, De Los Santos 2-0, Smith 0-0. Batters faced: Sele 23, Putz 3, Villone 3, Beckett 31, De Los Santos 5, Smith 3. Inherited runners-scored: De Los Santos 2-2. Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Andy Fletcher. Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 18 mph, In from RF. T: 2:17. Att: 16,069.
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